What is it
Skoo Crew is a fun scooting game for kids, which has an educational twist – incorporating mental maths challenges that help you succeed in the scooting game.
Children need to help the Skoo Crew scoot through 3 imaginative lands on their scooters; they need to avoid cars, monkeys, bouncing sweets and more! There are different levels which can be unlocked by beating the clock and earning points by collecting skoobandz.
The education side of the app is provided through Skoo School where children can practice core maths skills choosing from 3 levels of difficulty to suit the level of the player (such as number bonds, number sequences, division, addition, subtraction and times tables). By doing so they earn power ups to improve your scooting skills and help complete all the levels.
Look for the helpful tips from Skoo, Candee and Camzee and click on the Skoo Crew number square if you need a little extra help.
Select one power up reward for getting 10 correct answers and score a perfect 10 out of 10 for a bonus power up! Choose from an extra life, a rocket boost to scoot faster and jump higher or a glow light to use in underground tunnels.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I think this is brilliant! You get to change your character and collect skoobandz. It's cool!" - Girl aged 8
"It's good because there are millions of ramps to go up and down" - Boy aged 7
- Skoo School practises mental maths
- Develops children mathematical speed of recall
What our experts think
We are always delighted to see apps that aim to teach core educational skills whilst being genuinely fun to play and Skoo Crew is a great example.
This app was such a hit with the children who tried it! Beautiful animation and a really fun scooting game pitched at a good level – sufficiently challenging to hold attention and encourage perseverance but sufficiently achievable to retain motivation. The fact that there is a competitive element to the app means that children will enjoy playing repeatedly as they can try and beat their best score.
Skoo School adds a fabulous educational element to this app. Being better able to succeed in the scooting game and open up areas of the game they would not otherwise be able to access (like the underground tunnels using the glow stick) is certainly a great incentive for children to complete the mental maths challenges. The range of levels of difficulty ensure this area is appropriate for a wide audience and the maths skills focused on are well chosen. These cover number bonds, number sequences, division, addition, subtraction and times tables which are all fundamental to mathematics and vital building blocks for learning.
It would be even better if...
We’d love to see more direct links to Skoo School from the game to help children understand the benefits to the gameplay of completing the mental maths challenges.
- Brands: Skoo Crew Ltd
- Key Features:
- British English
- Made in the UK
- No 3rd party adverts
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 4.3 or later
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Numeracy, counting & money